Compare the monthly cost of an electric car with a petrol or diesel vehicle

For many of us, cost is one of the most important things when buying a car. So let’s tot up the figures and see how an electric car stacks up.

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How much does it cost to run an electric car?

Going electric isn’t just greener, it’s easier on your pocket in the long run, too. For tax, maintenance and fuelling it up, the electric car wins every time.
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Are electric cars more expensive to insure?

On average, electric cars can often work out cheaper to insure. But just like insurance for petrol or diesel cars, it depends on a few factors.
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How much do electric cars cost compared to other cars?

Electric cars can cost a bit more upfront if you buy new, but running costs are cheaper than petrol or diesel so you offset that higher price tag quickly. That's why leasing's such a great option.
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Are there any government grants to help?

The simple answer’s yes. There are grants to help you buy a new electric car and also to install a home charge point, but they vary based on where you live.
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